The Moranbong Band gave no reason for their swift departure, but gossip had been making the rounds on Chinese social media.
Moranbong, which Kim founded three years ago, is known for songs like "My Country Is the Best!"
In September 2015, I traveled to North Korea to see, first-hand, what life was like inside the Hermit Kingdom. Much of the country was what I had expected: strange, ersatz, thick with propaganda. One thing's for sure: North Korea really is unlike any other place on Earth.